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A New Map Reveals That Nesting Spots For Turtles Cut Off By Various Conflicts

Turtle nesting experts today said that conflict has cut off most of the potential nesting spots for turtles and the spots include remotely placed locations as revealed by a new map for turtle nesting spots. The sea turtles are having it hard as they have already been endangered by activities such as coastal development and [...]

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Environmentally Significant Bengali Forests Face Damage

A report published on the 11th of January, 2013 in the scientific journal Remote Sensing, draws on research done by researchers based at the Zoological Society of London. The report has stated that development of humankind continues and society increases, damage from cyclones and tidal waves is increasing at a rate which is some cause [...]

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Conservative Theory Linking Biodiversity And Habitat Size Challenged By Research Scientists

Is it not amazing that just a square meter of a patch of grass contains many species of plants? What factors control the number of species that could exist in an ecosystem? This question has found its place among the 25 most important science questions that have not yet been resolved. It is important due [...]

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Research now reveals that cloud forest trees absorb water through leaves

Scientists from the University of California in Berkeley have now established that Tropical montane cloud forest trees not only take up water through their roots like other trees but also through their leaves directly from the clouds. Trees growing in arid areas usually find alternative means of survival and this is a classic example of [...]

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The effect of climate change on regional fish population

In recent decades, climate change has been a big concern for the world. Everyone from individual countries to scholars and world leaders have been pondering on the fate of the planet, especially in respect to man’s activities. With the UN Climate Change Conference already under way in the city of Doha, Qatar, a new study [...]

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Cities impact on birds

Australia as a continent is blessed with indigenous wildlife. In cities, it can be able to maintain the indigenous species. This is only possible if the reduce the rate of urbanization. This is after a research carried out by environmentalists; Jessica Sushinsky, Dr. Richard Fuller and Professor Hugh Possingham from the University of Queensland. The [...]

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Impacts of climatic changes driving morenegative influence in Chinstrap penguins population

Basing on the data research and analysis that was partly funded by the National science foundation (NSF) concerning the dramatic population changes of chinstrap penguins in Peninsula. Statistics shows that due to the high temperatures that are experienced on the Antarctic Peninsula, the population of chinstrap penguins has drastically declined due to rapid temperature changes. [...]

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Why there will be no Arabica coffee in a century

Coffee of the species Wild Arabica will be extinct in 100 years. This is according to a study that was done by the RBG, Kew (UK), working hand in hand with Ethiopian scientists and it attributes this to climate change. The report was published on 7 November 2012 in PLOS ONE. Being genetically diverse, it [...]

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Where are the Pacific sharks going?

In 1996, only 15 shark species were under threat of extinction. But 15 years down the road and the number of species has neither doubled nor tripled, but it stands at an alarming 180 species. This explains why at the moment, the number of the oceanic white tip shark in the Pacific Ocean has decreased [...]

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Interactive Ways to Learn about the Earth and the Future

Great Features of Google Earth Google Earth is an interactive program that offers individuals an opportunity to discover virtual maps and globes, as well as substantial pieces of information about the planet and its geography. It was originally referred to as the EarthViewer 3D, which was developed by a CIA-funded company called Keyhole, and was [...]

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Essential Facts about Current and Future Earth Observation Missions

The EOS or the Earth Observing System aims to provide scientists an in-depth knowledge of the Earth’s land surface, oceans, atmosphere and biosphere. Furthermore, this major component of NASA’s Earth Science Division enables humans an understanding of the planet as an integrated system. Information about the Earth Systematic Missions The Earth Systematic Missions continue to [...]

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Study of fossils helping pinpoint risks faced by ocean animals

The study of fossils helps in pinpointing the extinction risks faced by ocean animals. Researchers have found a clue through the study of marine fossils ,why some animals of the ocean are more likely to get extinct than others. An analysis that cumulatively put together fossil data of nearly 500 million years for sea or [...]

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